New market in Walthamstow

In January and March this year, I had a stall at a new craft fair in The Mall in Walthamstow. This market is being organised by the shopping centre, to try and enable local crafters and small businesses to sell their handmade produce. The money from the stall is being donated to charity. Walthamstwo March 14

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The markets has been fairly well attended, with lots of shoppers coming to have a look. As the market becomes more known, hopefully there will be repeat customers, but it’s early days and the organisers are hoping that it will expand.

At both markets, I had lots of different makes – handbags, aprons, sock animals, knitting/ crochet caddies and needle cases.


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The March market was on Mother’s Day, and it was lovely to see a few of the products being bought for their Mums – in one case with the Mum there who said she’d prefer a knitting caddy to the coat her daughter had just bought her!

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Needle cases – with little zip pockets inside. Perfect for little bits and bobs


Getting ready for market

On Sunday, 26th January 2014 I’ll be at the first market being held by The Mall, who run the shopping centre in Walthamstow. They want to start a craft fair with handmade produce made in the community, so I thought I would go along and have a stall.

I haven’t had to make much, as I have quite a lot of stock already made up, but I have made a sausage sock dog (Chorizo, being studied by the cat!) and two monkeys (who have yet to be named), so here they are:



As well as these toys, I’ll be having handbags, children’s bags, knitting and crochet caddies, and other goodies. Let’s hope there are some customers!

Another Sizzles – but now they can be sold


After much testing, prodding, probing, twisting and burning, I can now sell Sizzleses! Yay. My test Sizzles wasn’t given a name as I don’t like getting too attached to them, as I know whats going to happen to the poor animal. My daughter was very sad when she heard Test Sizzles was no more. But she sacrified herself for the good of other Sizzleses getting homes with children.

Playing with my blog!

Its taken me a while to get around to setting up this blog and I want to consider it more a website rather than a blog. As an introduction, I sew things – either for myself, my family or to sell. Here’s a little sock dog I was working on today. My daughter has called him Sizzles, after the dog from Charlie and Lola, and hasn’t put him down since he was finished. I know this because he has a bell on his collar and it keeps tinkling! I usually make sock animals that are CE certified, which mean they meet toy safety regulations, but at the moment Sizzles couldn’t be sold, but I am thinking about making others like him.


As well as Sizzles, I also made a little fox for my husband this Christmas. He isn’t really a sock animal owner, but I thought he might like his own Craftee Fox. I think we may be seeing more of Craftee on this site!